Date Archives: April2019

Sophisticated Elegance

Welcome back to our blog! Today I’m going to give you entrance into my home by showing you our guest bedroom!! Designed by ME!!!

Emily J. McGrath/owner of Rowan House, Corinth, MS

This room is a rather large room and has been many things over the years; bedroom, game/tv room… and recently had become a catchall room! Our children (all boys) are older and come home to visit often and bring friends with them. So we really needed to make this room function as a guest bedroom. I know you’re thinking that our guests will probably be men, but I’m thinking ahead! They’ll be married soon, hopefully!! LOL

Being a mom with three boys, I have always been respectful of their tastes and not been to girly with our home decor. The way I would describe our home is functional, comfortable, and lived in! The way any home should be!! So for this room I really wanted to go out a limb and do something frilly, fun, and feminine! It’s TIME, right?!!

To begin with, I found these fabulous night stands! They were very unusual and not like anything that I had seen before. If you don’t know yet, I LOVE to use Chalk Paint, decorative paint by Annie Sloan! We paint lots of furniture in the shop! So Color! What is a good girly color? PINK, of course!! These nightstands became the inspiration for the room. Antionette Pink was the color of choice, with crystal knobs and gold gilding wax for accents.

Night stand painted in Antionette

After choosing the night stand colors, being our inspiration I knew that I wanted the room to feel very cozy. Therefore I chose a very dark wall color, Calm Interlude, from Farrell-Calhoun. Click on the link to find your nearest dealer! This wall color was PERFECT!!! It really created a warm and cozy atmosphere. Exactly what I was going for!

Next was choosing a bed! At Rowan House we do lots of upholstery work and fabric headboards. We recently completed one for a customer that I absolutely fell in love with!! So I decided to use it in our room as well! Thanks Jessica! We made a tufted headboard from a soft, grey/beige velvet that feels amazing!! Using a Grace Duvet set of soft cotton bedding from Pom Pom at Home to complete our look! This set retails for only $415.00 for a queen! With such a dark wall color we needed to lighten the room up a bit.

All that was left was to add finishing touches! We used a crystal chandelier, also found at Rowan House! Nothing says “girly” like a crystal chandelier! I also used some rare prints I found at a rare prints gallery in Franklin, TN, had them framed and they added so much to the room. Then we accented with gold lamps, trinkets, shiny picture frames, but I think my favorite are the gold giraffe statues and the gold sparkly elephant bookends! These little accents make a room really feel “put together”.

If you love this room and want to work with us or have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us at Rowan House, 604 Wick Street, Corinth, MS 38834. Our phone number is 662.396.2299 or you can email us at And be sure to follow us on FB and Instagram!

See final photos below!!

Rare Print

Easter Centerpiece

Wow! Spring is here and Easter is approaching fast! So we’ve been preparing our tables for family dinners, get togethers, etc. One of the most common requests we have at the shop is “I need help with a centerpiece for my table!” We’re always happy to help! 

Centerpieces are really quite simple, it’s a building process. It can be so much fun, and you will be surprised at what you can create just by using items you have around the house. First, find a focal point. In this centerpiece, we are using some really fabulous wooden rabbits we have in the shop. See what you have tucked in that closet, dust it off and go for it.

Next, all you need is some greenery! This can be found right in your backyard! Magnolia leaves are always a good go to; Shrubbery, lilies, dogwood, forsythia. There are so many great florals blooming right now, and they’re FREE! So start trimming!! Gently tuck the greenery and florals into the holes and Voil La’! 

Make this a fun project with your children too. Send them on a scavenger hunt and see what they come up with?!?!? Children always love to be involved in projects in the home. You’ll both be pleased with your Spring centerpiece!

If you would like us to help you with your projects or just see what we do, please visit us on FB and Instagram, “Rowan House” or We are located at 604 Wick Street in Corinth, Mississippi. We would love to hear from you!